8th National ABIA Awards

On the 28th of March 2017, Australia's most creative and professional V.O.W.S. (Vendors of Wedding Services) congregated at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate the 2017 ABIA National Designer of Dreams Awards.

Hosted by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, the Designer of Dreams Awards honour V.O.W.S. who have consistently delivered excellence every year for the past four consecutive years.

2017 Winners & Finalists

Award CategoryStateBusiness NameRanking
Reception VenueVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.1
Reception VenueQLDMaleny ManorNo.2
Reception VenueQLDVilla BotanicaNo.3
Reception VenueQLDEco Studio FelliniTop 5
Reception VenueNSWDocksideTop 5
Reception VenueQLDAn Island HideawayTop 10
Reception VenueVICMerrimu ReceptionsTop 10
Reception VenueSALongview VineyardTop 10
Reception VenueNSWL'AquaTop 10
Reception VenueVICMeadowbankTop 15
Reception VenueVICThe SovereignTop 15
Reception VenueVICTable Matters @Emu Bottom HomesteadTop 15
Reception VenueQLDAlbert River WinesTop 15
Reception VenueSAAdelaide PavilionTop 15
Ceremony VenuesQLDMaleny ManorNo.1
Ceremony VenuesVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.2
Ceremony VenuesSAUtopia @ Waterfall GullyNo.3
Ceremony VenuesQLDVilla BotanicaTop 5
Ceremony VenuesNSWBonville Golf ResortTop 5
Ceremony VenuesVICZonzo EstateTop 10
Ceremony VenuesQLDAn Island HideawayTop 10
Ceremony VenuesVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 10
Ceremony VenuesQLDThe Courthouse RestaurantTop 10
Ceremony VenuesSALongview VineyardTop 10
Ceremony VenuesNSWHarrigans Irish Pub & Ibis Styles HarringtonTop15
Ceremony VenuesQLDEco Studio FelliniTop15
Hotel ReceptionVICThe Portsea HotelNo.1
Hotel ReceptionVICThe Brighton SavoyNo.2
Hotel ReceptionQLDMercure TownsvilleNo.3
Hotel ReceptionSAThe PlayfordTop 5
Hotel ReceptionQLDCrowne Plaza Surfers ParadiseTop 5
Club ReceptionSAGlenelg Golf ClubNo.1
Club ReceptionNSWManly Golf ClubNo.2
Club ReceptionQLDCurrumbin RSL Waterside EventsNo.3
Club ReceptionNSWSt. Michael's Golf ClubTop 5
Club ReceptionQLDEastsTop 5
Club ReceptionQLDThe Surf Club MooloolabaTop 10
Club ReceptionSARenmark ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionNSWRyde-Parramatta Golf ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionSAThe Grange Golf ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionQLDArundel Hills Country ClubTop 10
Resort ReceptionNSWBonville Golf ResortNo.1
Resort ReceptionSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.2
Resort ReceptionVICRACV Cape Schanck ResortNo.3
Resort ReceptionNSWChateau Elan at The VintageTop 5
Resort ReceptionQLDTwin Towns Clubs & ResortsTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionVICZonzo EstateNo.1
Restaurant ReceptionQLDThe Waterfront RestaurantNo.2
Restaurant ReceptionSAUtopia @ Waterfall GullyNo.3
Restaurant ReceptionQLDRiverdeck RestaurantTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionQLDThe Courthouse RestaurantTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionNSWWolfies Grill RestaurantTop 10
1st Night HoneymoonVICThe Portsea HotelNo.1
1st Night HoneymoonNSWThe Sebel Hawkesbury Resort & SpaNo.2
1st Night HoneymoonNSWNewport MirageNo.3
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICDesigner Chocolates by Chocolate WorksNo.1
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICDesigner CandyNo.2
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICGroovy Glass - VicNo.3
Bridal AccessoriesNSWViktoria NovakNo.1
Bridal AccessoriesVICJeanette MareeNo.2
Bridal AccessoriesNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.3
Bridal AccessoriesSAPrincess CollectionTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueVICL'Amour Bridal BoutiqueNo.1
Bridal Gown BoutiqueVICPretty Woman BridalwearNo.2
Bridal Gown BoutiqueSAPrincess CollectionNo.3
Bridal Gown BoutiqueNSWIdora BridalTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueNSWSimple Elegance BoutiqueTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueNSWKel-Leigh CoutureTop 10
Bridal ShoesVICMallouk Bridal ShoesNo.1
Bridal ShoesVICJeanette MareeNo.2
Bridesmaids DressesSAPrincess CollectionNo.1
Bridesmaids DressesVICPretty Woman BridalwearNo.2
Bridesmaids DressesNSWKel-Leigh CoutureNo.3
Bridesmaids DressesNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureTop 5
Cake DesignersSAHeidelberg CakesNo.2
Cake DesignersNSWProject CakeNo.3
Cake DesignersQLDMerivale Cakes and CraftsTop 5
Cake DesignersVICNIKOS CAKESTop 5
Cake DesignersVICSweet Designs by ClaireTop 10
Cake DesignersSALee's CakesTop 10
Cake DesignersQLDGreg's Cake DecoratingTop 10
Cake DesignersVICPeninsula Cake ArtTop 10
Cake DesignersVICAb Fab CakesTop 10
CelebrantsQLDI Do ... For You ! Tarnya BennettNo.1
CelebrantsVICSally Hughes AMCNo.2
CelebrantsQLDGwen Inglis CMCNo.3
CelebrantsQLDA Summer's Celebration: Kim-maree SummersTop 5
CelebrantsQLDBill Scurry CMCTop 5
CelebrantsNSWCoral Kortlepel Beautiful CelebrationsTop 10
CelebrantsNSWGary Mooney Sydney CelebrantTop 10
CelebrantsQLDChristine Smith - Perfectly GorgeousTop 10
CelebrantsNSWRobyn Pattison CMCTop 10
CelebrantsNSWLouise Spedding CelebrantTop 10
CelebrantsQLDCaroline JacksonTop 15
CelebrantsVICMeriki ComitoTop 15
CelebrantsNSWVictoria Langham CMC-A Beautiful DayTop 15
CelebrantsSASuzanne Price CMCTop 15
CelebrantsVICRita Cohann Melbourne Marriage CelebrantTop 15
CelebrantsNSWFiona King CMCTop 20
CelebrantsSACeremonies for Life and LoveTop 20
CelebrantsWADianne Waterton - CelebrantTop 20
CelebrantsVICDavid Schneider CMCTop 20
CelebrantsQLDJennifer Cram CMCTop 20
Ceremony MusicQLDJohnny Spitz EntertainmentNo.1
Ceremony MusicQLDNaomi Terashima HarpistNo.2
Ceremony MusicNSWAnthony Hughes | Divine ProductionsNo.3
Ceremony MusicVICPianist - Ben MartinTop 10
Ceremony MusicQLDSally Beaumont - HarpistTop 10
Ceremony MusicQLDG&M Event GroupTop 10
Ceremony MusicWALes Trois AmiesTop 5
Ceremony MusicSAL'amour Vocal EnsembleTop 5
Couture Gown DesignerVICRomeo Bastone CoutureNo.1
Couture Gown DesignerQLDPaddington Weddings - Bertossi BridesNo.2
Couture Gown DesignerNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.3
Couture Gown DesignerQLDElizabeth de Varga Exclusive FashionsTop 10
Couture Gown DesignerVICCatherine R CoutureTop 5
Couture Gown DesignerNSWPersonalised Weddings CoutureTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDExplosive EntertainmentNo.1
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDG&M Event GroupNo.2
Disc Jockey (DJ)SASupreme Sound Mobile DJNo.3
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWImpression DJsTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWDJ:Plus! EntertainmentTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDNikNat EntertainmentTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)VICDJ PeterD Entertainment PlusTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)VICPHP Wedding DJsTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDMoove It DJ'sTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWAnthony Hughes | Divine ProductionsTop 15
Disc Jockey (DJ)SAAdelaide Professional DJ'sTop 15
Entertainment AgentsQLDGraham Hobson EntertainmentNo.1
Entertainment AgentsNSWEAO EntertainmentNo.2
Entertainment AgentsNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentNo.3
Flowers & BouquetsQLDThe Bella Bloom Co.No.1
Flowers & BouquetsVICBeachside BloomsNo.2
Flowers & BouquetsQLDWedding Flowers by KerenNo.3
Flowers & BouquetsNSWJade McIntosh FlowersTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsVICThrive Flowers & EventsTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsWASweet Pea FloristTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsWAWilletton Wedding FlowersTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWYeng Tan Floral DesignerTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWJoanne's Flowers GaloreTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWClementine and Rose (with Epping Floral Centre)Top 10
Flowers & BouquetsSAIn BloomTop 15
Flowers & BouquetsVICBasia Puchalski Floral DesignTop 15
Flowers & BouquetsVICI Do FlowersTop 15
Function CoordinatorSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.1
Function CoordinatorVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.2
Function CoordinatorQLDHighfields Cultural CentreNo.3
Function CoordinatorNSWHarrigans Irish Pub & Ibis Styles HarringtonTop 5
Function CoordinatorQLDMaleny ManorTop 5
Function CoordinatorVICZonzo EstateTop 10
Function CoordinatorNSWBonville Golf ResortTop 10
Function CoordinatorQLDRiverdeck RestaurantTop 10
Function CoordinatorVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 10
Function CoordinatorQLDMercure TownsvilleTop 15
Function CoordinatorNSWDocksideTop 15
Function CoordinatorSALongview VineyardTop 15
Function CoordinatorNSWL'AquaTop 15
Function CoordinatorSACindy's Classic GourmetTop 15
Grooms Suits & FashionNSWJust For HimNo.1
Hair StylistQLDEvalyn Parsons HairNo.1
Hair StylistNSWCarly Wood Mobile Wedding Hair SydneyNo.2
Hair StylistVICDYEinVAIN Specialist in Bridal Hair DesignNo.3
Hair StylistQLDRolling Scissors Mobile HairdressingTop 5
Hair StylistVICMagical MakeoversTop 5
Hair StylistQLDAmanda Higl Hair & Make-upTop 10
Hair StylistSAComplete Look Hair & BeautyTop 10
Hair StylistVICMobile MakeoversTop 10
Hair StylistQLDAleesha Darke - A Fashionable Hair LifeTop 10
Hair StylistQLDHair by NicolaTop 10
Hair StylistNSWLe FabulousTop 15
Hair StylistNSWAmy Chan Hair & Makeup ArtistryTop 15
Hair StylistNSWFaces Makeup & HairTop 15
Hair StylistNSWD'Makeup StationTop 15
Hair StylistQLDMakeup 4 Brides / Hair 4 BridesTop 15
Hair StylistQLDBelladonna BridesTop 20
Hair StylistVICDe Ross ArtistryTop 20
Hair StylistQLDLara Quinn Makeup ArtistTop 20
Hire & FurnitureNSWEvents by NadiaNo.1
Hire & FurnitureNSWCircle Of LoveNo.2
Hire & FurnitureVICEvent PerfectionNo.3
Hire & FurnitureQLDBeautiful WeddingsTop 5
Hire & FurnitureSASet Your SceneTop 5
Hire & FurnitureQLDBeautiful IllusionsTop 10
Hire & FurnitureQLDEvent IllusionsTop 10
Hire & FurnitureNSWEvents by JenniferTop 10
Hire & FurnitureQLDFirst Class FunctionsTop 10
Independent CatererVICACC Catering P/LNo.1
Independent CatererSACindy's Classic GourmetNo.2
Independent CatererVICMoreISH CateringNo.3
Independent CatererVICCrystal Palace CateringTop 5
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsNSWCircle Of LoveNo.1
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsSACindy's Classic GourmetNo.2
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsNSWCouture Wedding PlanningNo.3
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsNSWBells N Whistles EventsTop 5
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDA Fabulous Event Planning ServicesTop 5
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDCoast to Country Wedding and EventsTop 10
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsWAJody Q WeddingsTop 10
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDFirst Class FunctionsTop 10
Jewellery FashionVICJeanette MareeNo.1
Jewellery FashionNSWBizzaro BridalNo.2
Jewellery FashionSAPrincess CollectionNo.3
Jewellery FashionVICRomeo Bastone CoutureTop 5
Live Musicians & BandsNSWVibe Wedding BandNo.1
Live Musicians & BandsNSWJohnny SpitzNo.2
Live Musicians & BandsQLDGraham Hobson EntertainmentNo.3
Live Musicians & BandsVICThe BombasticsTop 10
Live Musicians & BandsWAThe Dinner SingerTop 10
Live Musicians & BandsNSWAnthony Hughes | Divine ProductionsTop 10
Live Musicians & BandsVICMelbourne Acoustic DuoTop 5
Live Musicians & BandsVICINKASOUNDSTop 5
Make-up ArtistQLDLara Quinn Makeup ArtistNo.1
Make-up ArtistNSWAnn Hassarati MakeupNo.2
Make-up ArtistQLDAmanda Higl Hair & Make-upNo.3
Make-up ArtistSAComplete Look Hair & BeautyTop 5
Make-up ArtistVICMagical MakeoversTop 5
Make-up ArtistNSWLe FabulousTop 10
Make-up ArtistVICBlush Makeup ArtistryTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWAmanda La Monica -Makeup Artist/Bridal SpecialistTop 10
Make-up ArtistVICMobile MakeoversTop 10
Make-up ArtistQLDKJ ArtistryTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWEmpire ArtistriesTop 15
Make-up ArtistNSWAmy Chan Hair & Makeup ArtistryTop 15
Make-up ArtistNSWFaces Makeup & HairTop 15
Make-up ArtistNSWD'Makeup StationTop 15
Master of CeremoniesNSWDJ:Plus! EntertainmentNo.1
Master of CeremoniesQLDG&M Event GroupNo.2
Master of CeremoniesVICDJ PeterD Entertainment PlusNo.3
Master of CeremoniesVICPHP Wedding DJsTop 10
Master of CeremoniesNSWJohnny Spitz EntertainmentTop 10
Master of CeremoniesSASupreme Sound Mobile DJTop 10
Master of CeremoniesQLDMoove It DJ'sTop 5
PhotographersVICA Touch Of Flash PhotographyNo.1
PhotographersVICMark Dayman PhotographyNo.2
PhotographersQLDEmma Nayler PhotographerNo.3
PhotographersVICBright Eyes PhotographyTop 5
PhotographersNSWStudio ZanettiTop 5
PhotographersVICMark Teague PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersVICIain and Jo | We tell love storiesTop 10
PhotographersNSWSue Taylor PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDMills PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDPapillon StudioTop 10
PhotographersQLDDiana Wakeham PhotographyTop 15
Wedding & Engagement RingsNSWWilliams The JewellersNo.1
Wedding & Engagement RingsSADDS Diamond Design StudiosNo.2
Unique Wedding IdeasQLDIn the BoothNo.1
Unique Wedding IdeasVICIn the Booth VICNo.2
Unique Wedding IdeasVICNic's Button BudsNo.3
Unique Wedding IdeasVICSimply Rose Petals - VICTop 5
Unique Wedding IdeasNSWIn the Booth NSWTop 10
Unique Wedding IdeasNSWImpact AVTop 10
Unique Wedding IdeasVICGroovy Glass - VicTop 10
Invitations & StationeryNSWFine InvitationsNo.1
Invitations & StationeryNSWCreative EscapadeNo.2
Invitations & StationeryVICInvitations etcNo.3
Invitations & StationerySAQuick CreationsTop 5
Invitations & StationeryNSWEssentricTop 5
Invitations & StationeryNSWSAJARO InvitationsTop 10
Invitations & StationeryNSWThe Invitation StudioTop 10
Invitations & StationeryQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 10
Cars & TransportNSWI Do Wedding CarsNo.1
Cars & TransportVICTriple R Luxury Car HireNo.2
Cars & TransportQLDTic Tac Tours & Premier LimousinesNo.3
Cars & TransportVICEnrik LimousinesTop 5
Cars & TransportSAClassic JagsTop 5
Cars & TransportQLDLimoso Luxury TransportTop 10
Cars & TransportQLDNoosa V.I.P. LimousinesTop 10
Cars & TransportNSWOpenair Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportNSW7th Heaven Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportSAChevrolet Impalas of AdelaideTop 10
VideographersVICAllure ProductionsNo.1
VideographersVICStu Art Video ProductionsNo.2
VideographersSAI Do CinemaNo.3
VideographersVICLife in MotionTop 5
VideographersQLDPlayback StudiosTop 5
VideographersQLDAll Your MemoriesTop 10
VideographersNSWMTW ProductionTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDBeautiful WeddingsNo.1
Decorations & StylingNSWEvents by NadiaNo.2
Decorations & StylingVICEvent PerfectionNo.3
Decorations & StylingNSWAffections Wedding & Event HireTop 5
Decorations & StylingSASet Your SceneTop 5
Decorations & StylingQLDBeautiful IllusionsTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDEvent IllusionsTop 10
Decorations & StylingVICThrive Flowers & EventsTop 10
Decorations & StylingVICBeachside BloomsTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDA Fabulous Event Planning ServicesTop 15
Decorations & StylingNSWEvents by JenniferTop 15